I thought DeFeo was out of her mind. What does an artist do when they only have one work to show for all her efforts? How do you get into an art show or a gallery? How do you "make it" as a professional artist? These were the thoughts that bolted through my mind. I was jealous of DeFeo because she certainly didn't seem to have these concerns. She was simply making art. She was drawn to paint on a canvas over and over again and so that's what she did.
|Jay DeFeo in front of The Rose (image source: rehistoricizing.org)|
What goes through your mind when you look at The Rose?
Does the length of time spent creating the work change your outlook about it?
What does the word persistence mean to you either as an artist or a viewer?